Shambling About Ormskirk

Another day out during my time off working. As far as my Travel Pass will take me, to Ormskirk, twelve miles north of the City in an altogether different world. In fact there’s been a market here since the local monks were granted a Royal Charter to run one in 1286 by King Edward 1. […]

Places matter: Ormr’s Kirk

As Liverpool City does its best to mess up Great Homer Street Market, we visit somewhere not very far away that’s been successfully organising itself around its own street market for nearly 730 years. About fifteen miles away from home, north of us on the Lancashire plain, is Ormskirk. Our destination for today’s day out, […]

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival? No

I wrote this back in 2013. Three years later, despite my opposition, the Festival’s going from strength to strength. Loathsome, élitist and in all ways objectionable. Can we all collectively just make it stop? ✹ As anyone who’s read this blog for any amount of time will know, I love Sefton Park. I run through it […]